|Daniel Kish: Blind Vision - PopTech|
Daniel Kish's organization, World Access for the Blind, trains the visually impaired to achieve greater freedom and mobility through echolocation, a technique that simulates a bat's night vision of perceiving the environment through sound.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; PopTech 2011; Activism; Mapping; Neuroscience
|Assaf Biderman: Sentient Cities - PopTech|
Assaf Biderman is the Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, an MIT university research group that explores the "real-time city" by studying how distributed technologies can be used to improve our understanding of cities and create a more sustainable ways of interacting in urban environments.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; Mapping; Climate; Urbanization; Visualizations; Data; PopTech 2009; Mobile
|Josh Nesbit: Mobile Healthcare - PopTech|
2009 PopTech Fellow Josh Nesbit co-founded Medic Mobile to bring the innovative use of mobile phones for healthcare to the developing world. A central clinic laptop runs FrontlineSMS software, enabling community health workers to use text messages to coordinate patient care, offer mobile diagnostics, and map health services.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Health; Africa; Mapping; Fellows; Mobile; Community; PopTech 2009; Social Innovation Fellows 2009; Medicine
|Sean Gourley: Tracking Innovation - PopTech|
Sean Gourley is a mathematician who has spent the last seven years using math to understand war and insurgency. He is now applying that understanding to develop ways to map technology companies - in search of the "technology genome."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Fellows; Science Fellows 2010; Business; PopTech 2010; Mapping; Technology
|Lloyd and Zimbalist: Memory mapping the news - PopTech|
Alexis Lloyd and Michael Zimbalist, both from the New York Times R&D Lab, describe a new app for memory mapping the news, which they created for PopTech's iPad app. Unlike the old model of top-down publishing, it allows consumers to combine news with their own personal memories. Users can see timelines in real and perceived time and view stories from the archives within the context of their own lives.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; PopTech 2011; Culture; Internet; Journalism; Mapping; Emerging Tech
|Patrick Meier & Josh Nesbit: The Haiti 4636 Story - PopTech|
Patrick Meier, director of crisis mapping at Ushahidi, and Josh Nesbit, executive director of Medic Mobile (formerly FrontlineSMS: Medic) describe their organizations' collaborative response to the Haiti earthquake using text messaging, mobile mapping, and a cadre of dedicated volunteers.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; Mobile; Innovation; Data; Activism; PopTech 2010; Collaboration; Mapping
|Jake Porway's Data Without Borders - PopTech|
What happens when ambitious and talented data scientists are connected with social organizations rife with data but lacking resources to do anything with it? Jake Porway's DataKind (formerly Data Without Borders) helps bring these two groups together, using data in the service of humanity to design transformative visualizations and decision-making tools.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2011; Data; Social Innovation Fellows 2011; Mapping; DIY; Social Innovation Fellows; Emerging Tech